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Field Notes: The Bougainvillea

The Bougainvillea is regarded as the finest of the flowering climbing plants of the warm regions of the world. Many writers have referred to the magnificent colours and the amazing growth provided by this plant. These descriptions, although they may appear exaggerated to those who have never seen the Bougainvillea when grown to perfection, do not in any way over-emphasize the wonderful flowering ability of the plant. For all who see the Bougainvillea at its best have nothing but praise…


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5 Plants that Bees Love!

Bees are amongst the most important creatures to humans. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants including 70 of the top 100 human food crops. In fact, one in three bites of food that we eat is…


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5 Migratory Birds You Might See This Spring

During the spring, visiting birds passing through Bermuda on migratory routes are sporting wonderful breeding plumage. Though few breed here, many different species can be seen passing through, especially at places like Spittle Pond. Besides migratory species, Bermuda has a…


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Bermuda Beasts: Ten Facts About Green Turtles

Where can you spot them? Anywhere in the coastal waters of Bermuda. Green turtles are most popularly found among sea grass beds, and can commonly be spotted off Clearwater Beach and Daniel’s Head.   Bermuda is the only place in…


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Field Notes: The Calla Lily

The Calla Lily of horticulturalists and the so-called Calla Lily of gardens is known botanically as Zantedeschia aethiopica. Originally this plant was named Calla aethiopica, later on its name was changed to Richardia Africana, but it was discovered by further…

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A Resilient Force: The Bermuda Cedar

Bermudians are very familiar with the Bermuda Cedar, Juniperus bermudiana, our remarkable endemic tree. The history of the Bermuda cedar is both tragic and beautiful: it has overcome unfathomable devastation, and has proven repeatedly that it’s an absolutely resilient force…